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Hands-on: Lenovo’s Ideapad Y700 handles games just fine — but sits out VR

Not everybody is going to need a screaming desktop computer with high-end 3D graphics to play virtual reality games in the next few months. For a lot of people, a middle-of-the-road machine will be more like it.<p>That’s why I took a look at the Lenovo Ideapad Y700 running 64-bit Windows 10. It’s one …

Messaging app Telegram is shaking up Iran's elections

Ahead of Friday's vote in Iran, the streets of Tehran are lined with campaign posters and bustling with life, including people tapping away on their …

A sad-looking Flash gets some perking up with a Photoshop battle

Look, even superheroes need a break.<p>After a hard day's work, sometimes it's nice to sit down, put your feet up and take a load off — especially when …

Every visible star is within Milky Way

The image at top, showing a campfire under the Milky Way, is by Ben Coffman Photography in Oregon. He wrote:<p>These good folks – co-workers from one of …

Great Venus and Jupiter conjunction of 2014

Venus and Jupiter are the brightest planets! Look east before dawn … closest planet-planet conjunction of 2014 August 18. Dazzling near moon August …

Astronomy

U.S. airstrikes critical in Mosul Dam capture

U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces take control of Mosul Dam on Monday, fighting back ISIS militants who had seized the dam, President Obama told reporters.<p>The stakes were huge for the millions of Iraqis who live downstream from the dam, the largest in the country.<p>"If that dam was …

The Physics of the Railgun

A conventional cannon has some type of shell in a tube. The shell is then launched by the expansion of exploding gun powder. What about a railgun? …

African Rhinos to Be Airlifted to Save Them From Extinction

The future of rhinos might be up in the air.<p>Starting in January 2015, a conservation group will fly as many as 100 rhinos from South Africa to …

New Head of Prestigious Physics Institute Describes Her Hunt for Dark Matter | Science

In September, Katherine Freese will take the helm of one of the most prestigious theoretical institutes in the world, Nordita, the Nordic Institute …